Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Steven E. Cox

King County Sheriff's Office, Washington

End of Watch Saturday, December 2, 2006

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Steven E. Cox

Though I did not know you, my wife informed me that you and her were academy mates and shared with me the type of person you are and your memory will continue to be. It is now that you watch over us. You maybe gone, but you will not be forgotten.

D Kelly
Tacoma PD

December 3, 2006

I am sorry for the loss of brother Deputy Cox, and all our thoughts and prayers are with the Cox family as well as the KCSD.

Trp. Jeff Pfluger
WSP

December 3, 2006

Deputy Cox,

Thank you for you service and for your sacrifice. I was saddened to hear that such a great citizen and deputy, such as yourself was taken so violently and way to soon. I hope many others will follow in your footsteps, in making our community a better place. May God be with your family and friends, in their time of need and sorrow. Thank you again Deputy Cox, you will not be forgotten.

Tom Regan. Lt. Retired KC Sheriff's Dept
Retired King County SO

December 3, 2006

Your sacrifice will never be forgotten. You are a hero!

Police Officer M. LaFramboise #1270
Independence Mo. Police Department

December 3, 2006

I didn't know you, Deputy Cox. But thank you for your service to all the people. Rest in peace, brother! May GOD bless you, your wife and your child! Words come difficult.......

POM H.Srama
Polizeipraesidiumidium Muenster, NRWPolizeipraes, Germany

December 3, 2006

I didn't know you, Deputy Cox. But thank you for your service to all the people. Rest in peace, brother! May GOD bless you, your wife and your child! Words come difficult.......

POM H.Srama
Polizeipraesidiumidium Muenster, NRWPolizeipraes, Germany

December 3, 2006

To the family and friends of Deputy Cox,
I am very sorry to hear of your loss. Its never easy to lose a loved one, and especially the way Steve was killed.
My deepest sympathy to all of you.

Officer Lynn Cronquist
Minneapolis PD

December 3, 2006

Steve,

To be honest, I am still in a state of shock and haven't quite been able to process what happened. You embodied a work ethic that made even the most proactive cop seem a little lacking. I could go on and on about how great you were, all the difference you made...but that wasn't your style. I will always admire your humility.

Tag and I were talking about you last night. When the conversation hit a low point, Tag brought up a point that summed it up best. He said: "Steve always sounded dog tired when he was working....and that wasn't because he was always working off duty or just collecting a check. He was tired because that guy humped call after call after call. All day, every day."

We ended our talk with the notion that as soon as you made it up to St. Peter and the Pearly Gates, you probably had him sign a Trespass Admonishment Agreement and started issuing notices to the riff raff in line. "I41, I've got 4 for town. Any others?".

I'd close by stating that you left some big shoes to fill, but that would be too cliche. You left a void that cannot be replaced and a burning pain in our hearts that we cannot begin to make sense of.

It was a priviledge to call you "Partner".

Todd

Deputy Todd Morrell
King County Sheriff's Office

December 3, 2006

Steve I remember being in your class at my reserve academy in 99. I still want to thank you for you time teaching us on the late nights and as well as giving up your Saturdays to be with us. Even giving us your cell number so when we have questions you always had the time to answer them by calling back if you received the message, or just taking a few minutes. I became a Reserve when we graduated with your class. You have made a huge impact in my life Steve. THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU HAVE DONE, YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN.

Pierce County Deputy
Pierce County Wa

December 3, 2006

It saddens me that yet another senseless act has taken a brother from us. We grieve for the loss of a fallen comrade but alsofor a father and husband. May we all find comfort in our own way. God bless Steve’s family, his friends, and his brothers and sisters at the King County Sheriff’s Office.

Officer David Smailes
Swinomish Police

Officer David Smailes
Swinomish Police Department

December 3, 2006

Though I haven't seen you since the college years, you were a great man then, and a great hero now. May your family find some comfort during this difficult time knowing how your life touched so many, and serves as an inspiration to us all.

With deep sympathy to Steve's wife, son, and other loved ones; and to his friends, community and colleagues. Our family will pray for your comfort and peace.

An old friend
Mukilteo, WA

L. Krug
An old friend

December 3, 2006

Rest, brother.

Cpl Steve Headley
Mishawaka, IN police

December 3, 2006

Sorry for your loss. Deputy Cox is a hero to all in blue and will be for ever missed. God bless, we are praying for your family, coworkers and friends. Tim

PATROLMAN TIM BRAND
KIRKWOOD PD MISSOURI

December 3, 2006

GOD BLESS DEPUTY STEVE COX,AND HIS BEAUTIFUL FAMILY,YOUR DADDY IS AND WILL ALWAYS BE AN AMERICAN HERO,REST IN PEACE MY FRIEND.

LT CAROLLO
NYPD

December 3, 2006

I am very saddened by the lose of yet another hero. Now you walk with the Lord dear Brother. May your family, friends and co-workers find comfort in that.

Officer and Mrs. Glenn McGloughlin
King County Jail -Seattle, Washington

December 3, 2006

Romans 10-13 "all those who call upon the Lord shall be saved". Rest in peace our brother.

Sergeant Gary Timm
Columbus Police-Montana

December 3, 2006

CLASS 472!!!

Steve and I were in the same academy class nine years ago. He was known as "Mr. 150%." He gave it his all or, as he told me, it wasn't worth it. During Defensive Tactics, no one wanted to partner with him because they thought he would injure them. So, I did, but with one understanding ... I wanted to graduate with the class. He assured me that would happen.

After graduation, we ended up at the same precinct … Precinct 4. We responded to several calls together. He was a great pleasure working with. Steve had a tremendous desire to work the White Center area. When he took the assignment as the Store Front Officer, it was no surprise. He had the community zeroed in. His determination to clean it up was his driving force. He loved “shaking the trees” and “turning the rocks” to see what came out.

As I prepared to return back to the department, I was looking forward to working with him again. But, sometimes, God has other plans. Therefore, I will work with him in spirit, continuing where he left off, as best I can. He will be missed … by myself, his co-workers, his department, and, most of all, his community.

Go get ’em, Steve!! Hoo-rah!!!!

Kirk Rains
Former King County Deputy & Academy Class Mate

December 3, 2006

Rest in peace brother, you will not be forgotten.

Patrolman Shaun McCready
Altoona (PA) Police Department

December 3, 2006

"The Final Inspection"

The policeman stood and faced his God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining.
Just as brightly as his brass.

"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My church have you been true?"

The policeman squared his shoulders and said,
"No, Lord, I guess I ain't,
Because those of us who carry badges
can't always be a saint.

I've had to work most Sundays,
and at times my talk was rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
Because the streets are awfully tough.

But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep....
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep.

And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.

I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fear.

If you've a place for me here,
Lord, It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't.....I'll understand.

There was silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.

"Step forward now, policeman,
You've borne your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell."

Author Unknown

Trooper
Virginia State Police

December 3, 2006

Rest easy brother we'll take it from here.Heroes are NEVER forgotten.

PO S.Harris #273
Cicero PD Cicero,IL 3rd Watch

December 3, 2006

We here at SCSO are deeply saddened from the loss of a fine Deputy and friend to all. Deputy Cox was obviously a great man, husband, father and protector of peace.
In watching the news casts regarding this incident it has become more than obvious that Steve was well recognized in his patrol district and made a positive difference in that neighborhood. On the job, we are all called upon to make a positive difference in people's lives. Steve, no doubt did just that and was furthering that effort upon his death.
To Steve's family and friends at KCSO, carry on in peace we will help by holding Steve in high honor. His death was not in vain, he is obviously an example to those officers, deputies and troopers that follow to use as a guideline. The thoughts and prayers of all SCSO deputies and staff go out to you
Yesterday we lost a great public warrior, his name was Deputy Steve Cox. Rest in peace my brother, we got it from here.

Snohomish County Sheriff's Honor Guard
Snohomish County Sheriff's Office, Washington

December 3, 2006

While we did not know you, we are truly grateful for your dedication, mourning your death; never forgetting your sacrifice! Not to worry, dear friend, your brothers and sisters in blue will carry on your watch for you ~ may you rest in eternal peace.

Daniel & LaWanda Ross
Citizens/Iowa

December 3, 2006

Thank you, Deputy Cox, for your service to the people of Washington and the United States. Your dedication and efforts are appreciated and will not be forgotten. Rest in peace, Hero.

Janice Brown
Conway, Arkansas
civilian

Janice Brown
civilian

December 3, 2006

Deputy Cox,

Thank you for you service and for your sacrifice. I was saddened to hear that such a great citizen and deputy such as yourself was taken so violently and way way to soon. I hope others will follow in your footsteps to making our community a better place. May God be with your family and friends in their time of need and sorrow. Thank you again Deputy Cox, you will not be forgotten.

*King County Resident*
Christine

Christine

December 3, 2006

Deputy Cox,

Words come difficult when a BROTHER in blue is lost at the hands of a cowardly act. May GOD bless you, your family and the King County Sheriff's Department at this most difficult time. You are a true hero and you will never be forgotten. Go with your maker and watch over us that continue in your memory.......

"The thin blue line keeps getting thinner".........

Senior Officer D. W. Reichhardt
Waverly (Va.) Police Department

December 3, 2006

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